Chile’s centrists, overshadowed in election, could yet play kingmaker

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By Fabian Cambero and Carlos Serrano SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s centrist presidential candidates are lagging behind the polarized favorites on the right and left ahead of Sunday’s election, but could play roles as kingmakers in an expected second-round run-off. Yasna Provoste, 51, a former teacher, sits in third place in opinion polls for the powerful center-left Christian Democratic party, behind hard-right front-runner Jose Antonio Kast and leftist former student protest leader Gabriel Boric. Sebastian Sichel, 44, a lawyer and independent allied to the center-right ruling coalition, is in …

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